CISF, traffic wardens lock horns again

Published: 18th July 2013 10:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2013 10:00 AM   |  A+A-

In the second time in as many months, a quarrel broke out between an Airports Authority of India (AAI) traffic warden and a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) security guard at the airport’s domestic terminal.

According to airport sources, the warden was entering the airport premises when he was stopped by a guard and asked for identification, on Wednesday morning.

After showing the necessary ID, the guard allegedly enquired whether the warden was on duty or was attempting to enter after his shift had ended.

This led to a verbal spat and threatened to snowball into a large fight between both groups - either of whom were still smarting after their face-off last month.

Airports Authority of India officers and CISF higher-ups ensured that the issue ended there and convened a joint meeting to address the issue.

During the meeting several other security issues were brought to the table and apologies were tendered from both quarters.

A similar spat broke out late last month, when traffic wardens were allegedly checking tickets and directing passengers to enter the terminal, despite the fact that the CISF guards were present for precisely that purpose.

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